Hellz yeah ! GTA V official trailer is out, and it is AWESOME ( I am excited, really )

The trailer starts by ” Why did i move here ?  Guess it was the weather “. The video features the awesome west coast cities like San Andreas, VineWood, and probably Las Venturas and San fiero too. Ah, nostlagia !

Watch it first –

Improved graphics, mostly similar yet “awesome as ever” gameplay. It should be really EPIC !

How did i know it’s based in San Andreas and the west coast cities, again ? Here is a snap from the video, look at the car’s name plate –

And the Protagonist is –

Enterprising hackers have successfully ported iPhone 4S exclusive Siri onto older iDevices, including the iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch. While Apple had claimed that these devices wouldn’t support Siri for hardware reasons, the hackers found that this wasn’t the case —  Siri ran at full speed on both devices, which have much slower processors than the new iPhone 4S.

The news comes a few days after they reported a previous success in porting Siri to the iPhone 4, but not being able to authenticate their Siri requests properly with Apple’s servers. With this hurdle cleared, the team now has a fully functioning copy of Siri working as intended, although on the iPod Touch it is necessary to speak loudly and clearly to compensate for the rather awful microphone.

The team that discovered the secret hasn’t revealed a release schedule for the exploit, although they insist it will be released eventually. They are first looking to see if the exploit affects the operating of the rest of the iPhone 4S; if they find it does not then they will post details of their exploit and/or the program itself to allow all jailbroken iPhone 4 users to use Siri.

The real danger towards releasing this information, of course, is that it gives Apple a much easier time of finding and plugging the hole that is being exploited. Expect this release to be the first step in a long cat-and-mouse journey between the hackers and Apple.

Still, it’s a great place to start and with luck we’ll see the real deal made available before too long. We’ll bring you that news as it happens, so stay tuned.

This article was written by William Judd. William writes for Mobile Fun, the UK’s leading online retailer of the Kindle cover, including the new Kindle cover and the Kindle cover with light.

This idea for this post has been residing in the back of my mind for quite some time now. Multiplayer games are intriguing for any gamer who looks to challenge others, for example – a multiplayer racing game, a sports game, a FPS shooter or better, mobile casino games in which he can actually win money. There are so many choices, and we are going to see what the Top 5 genres for multiplayer games on a smartphone are, according to me –

We will go in the descending order –

Number 5 – First person shooters

This is probably the hardest genre to play on smartphones, but it is a huge success in the PC gaming industry, and with the advent of powerful sensors and GPUs aplenty in the smartphone world, then why not ? High action and on-the-edge gameplay offers a lot of fun in the multiplayer arena. Imagine a game like Counter Strike or Battlefield 3 ( Read more ) if ported to the smartphones with better and easier controls for aim and shoot, will become an instant hit. So, i rate this as one of the top 5 smartphone multi player genres which will definitely pick up the pace very soon. Suit up, mobile shooters !

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You might have already known this by now if you had been following me on twitter ( @bharadc23 ), but there is a purpose in posting it here and now. Sole purpose is to provide clarity on my priorities and this blog’s future.

14th of October 2010 was the day this site became known in the Nokia community, thanks to this special unboxing video i made for my now year old blue N8 –

This site was started as a hobby to just share whatever news i found interesting, and obviously, Nokia news was very interesting to me, so i started sharing a lot of it here, interspersed with news from other companies as well. So, after some time, i felt i needed to concentrate on Nokia news elsewhere, hence i wrote for Jay Montano’s MyNokiaBlog starting January 2011. It went really well and i personally thank Jay for letting me write in one of the most influential Nokia blogs ever. I enjoyed getting noticed by a larger audience. Meanwhile, i was getting some review devices from Nokia and i was reviewing them here, along with the other company quintessential news features and opinions.

After some months of this routine, i had problems in getting myself back into writing mode, it was very hard, you might see the number posts in the recent months was nothing compared to my earlier starting months. I wanted to start afresh again, but it was really really hard writing every bit of tech news with work getting higher priority, so i was hard at thinking what to do, then this happened – Some thing spurred me to write a post about how i started writing about Nokia, and them everything dawned. I am absolutely a hard core Nokia fan because i have used Nokia phones and lived with them all my life. Hence –

I decided to start my own Nokia site, presenting to you — NokiaBuff.com ( Follow on facebook / twitter )

It will be all about Nokia and it’s ecosystems. I will provide you up to date Nokia news and reviews there.

What will happen to thegadgetbuff then ? It stays ! The Gadgetbuff will be outlet for opinions and reviews on other platforms. It is not possible for a single person to bring you up to date news on every platform, so i will be reporting on really huge game changing news, delivering my opinions from time to time on whichever i find debatable and interesting.

So, that’s it. I am proud to join the Nokia community as a real Nokia blogger now. Wish me luck ! Please do visit the site if you are a real Nokia Buff ! See you on the other side.

Don’t forget thegadgetbuff too, classy opinions coming when big stuff like ICS and other iNews happens !😉

The Facebook phone is here ! Yes, it is the new Vodafone Facebook phone that is making waves with facebook crazy teens and adults alike. If you have seen those commercials before, this phone is all about Facebook. So, does the Facebook phone live up to it’s name ? Read on for the in depth review !

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The Battlefield 3 Beta is in full force, running with hundreds of dedicated servers on the three major platforms. The game’s a direct sequel to Battlefield 2, with some of the modernity and game-types from the Bad Company series snuck in for good measure. It’s also a direct competitor to another shooter titan, that game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The Beta encompasses only a single map, the infantry only Operation Metro, and one game type: Rush. While you’re limited in these regards, the map is large and varied, and all of the game’s weapons and other items are available to unlock.

The map isn’t what you’d call a typical Battlefield experience. There are no vehicles, and little open space after the first stage. There is still a lot more creative freedom than in Call of Duty multiplayer maps, but for a Battlefield map Operation Metro is stifling.

Even so, it’s brilliant. The levels look fantastic, from the wooded park of the first stage, through the dark and memorable subway tunnels, and out through the terminal into the streets beyond. You never feel like there’s only one path to an objective, something that destroyed Medal of Honor as a serious multiplayer title. You have choice, both in your route and your methods. It feels good.

There are still quite a few bugs in the game.

In the first stage near one of the M-COM stations, there is a sizeable underground area that you can fall into, making it difficult to leave but also allowing you to shoot through the ground at players. There are incredibly amusing animation bugs, where players can have extended necks, giant eyes or simply lie on the ground in a jumble of bodyparts whilst continuing to gun down unwitting passersby.

Balance is another problem. One weapon type, the SMG, grants significant XP rewards from its use due to near-constant awarding of an SMG-related badge. Some weapons feel underpowered, and others feel too deadly. Players can also take more damage than intended because they were moving when shot.

But for all of these issues, the Battlefield 3 Beta is an incredibly enjoyable experience. The Beta is quite an old build of the game too, as it needed to be submitted for Microsoft and Sony certification some time ago, and the DICE development team assure me that they’ve already fixed many of these issues since then.

I’ve been playing the Battlefield series since it began in 2002 with Battlefield 1942, and this is my favourite iteration of the series, beating out the future-set Battlefield 2142 and last year’s incredible Bad Company 2. With a combination of lush visual and aural environments, team-centric gameplay and an emphasis on player choice, Battlefield 3 is looking very good indeed.

The Battlefield 3 Beta is free to play on all three platforms — 360, PS3 and PC — until the 10th of October. The game proper comes out on the 25th in the US, and the 27th in Europe. Try it out, and see why Modern Warfare 3 might just have met its match.

This article was written by William Judd. William writes for MobileFun.co.uk, the UK’s largest online retailer of mobile phone accessories, including the finest Krusell iPhone 4S case.

May his soul rest in peace.

With sincere condolences to his family and friends,

Apple Buff